88: The Giants of Jazz Piano

by Robert L. Doerschuk

This handsome, insightful hardcover volume delves deep into the music of 88 visionaries who have made an indelible mark on the world of jazz through their mastery of the piano's 88 keys. This engaging collection describes the intriguing personality and performance characteristics of each pianist. Seven major figures are covered in depth: Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Keith Jarrett and Cecil Taylor. Other featured artists include: James P. Johnson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Oscar Peterson, Les McCann, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Billy Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and 70 others, in styles ranging from stride to swing, bebop to post-bop, funk to avant garde, and more. Includes 100 photos, and a foreword by Keith Jarrett.

“Like great solos, these essays have grace, wit, and a sense of personal involvement ... Immensely valuable stuff!”

– Dick Hyman

Publisher: Backbeat Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 344

Dimensions: 9.5 X 7.65 inches

ISBN: 9780879306564

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